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India- Happenings in Cyber Security & Privacy - April 2019

Updated: Apr 5, 2019

01 April 2019


#WhatsApp Update for #Android Brings Forwarding Information, More Traces of Dark Mode Spotted (Gadget 360°)



A 23-year-old man, Nandan Rao Patel, was arrested for allegedly stealing of 14 lakh customers of several #ecommerce sites in collusion with employees of the retail companies. (Times of India)



Government extends cut off date for linking #PAN with #Aadhaar by six months to 30 September 2019 (Gadget 360°)



#Defence Cyber Agency ( #DCyA) to empower Indian armed forces ( Express Computer)



Second #Toyota and #Lexus #SecurityBreach Affects 3.1 Millions Car Owners (Latest Hacking News)



With less than two weeks before India goes to the polls, #Facebook said it had removed more than 700 pages and accounts in India for “coordinated #inauthentic behaviour” including 687 linked to an IT cell of the #Congress party. The other 15 pages, groups and accounts that were taken down were associated with an Indian IT firm #SilverTouch, which does a bulk of its work for the NDA government. (The Hindu)



#MeitY miffed at ministries' sectoral data policies ahead of #privacy law. Officials say draft e-commerce policy's section on data interfering with Personal Data Protection Bill 2018 ( #PDPA) (ET Tech)



02 April 2019


Indian sentenced to 8 years for call centre fraud in US (Economic Times)


Microsoft released a new future called Tamper protection in Microsoft Defender ATP to provide next-gen security to their users and block the advanced and never before seen malware within a seconds. (HBhackers on Security)



04 April 2019


Malware Can Add or Remove Cancer Cells to CT Scans (PCMag)


An Indian state government in northern India uploaded a massive database of 1.25 Crores pregnancy-related sensitive records including illegal prenatal gender test on to a server, connected it to the internet, and left it open for all, without any form of password protection. (News18)


WhatsApp Privacy Setting for Group Invites Now Available via Android, iPhone Beta (Gadget 360°)


Lack of control over app developers, causes million of personal data left unguarded in AWS cloud. (The Register)


Madras High Court Directs The Government To Prohibit Downloading Of TikToc App (Economics Times)